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Kamakahi earned musical accolades, admiration of many

The award-winning performer was also considered "a great friend" and "hero"

By John Berger

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 30, 2014

~~<p>Recording artist Dennis Kama&shy;kahi's hefty contributions to Hawaiian music range from work as a distinctive vocalist, slack-key guitarist, composer and rec&shy;ord producer to efforts as teacher and mentor to younger artists.</p>
<p>Grammy Award-winning rec&shy;ord producer George Kahu&shy;moku on Tuesday described Kama&shy;kahi as &quot;a great friend, and Hawaii's greatest song composer since Queen Liliu&shy;oka&shy;lani. &hellip; He wrote in the real old style, simple catchy tunes that we could keep beat to without feet, and his poetry was such that his words will be remembered for generations yet unborn.&quot;</p>
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Recording artist Dennis Kama­kahi's hefty contributions to Hawaiian music range from work as a distinctive vocalist, slack-key guitarist, composer and rec­ord producer to efforts as teacher and mentor to younger artists.

Grammy Award-winning rec­ord producer George Kahu­moku on Tuesday described Kama­kahi as "a great friend, and Hawaii's greatest song composer since Queen Liliu­oka­lani. … He wrote in the real old style, simple catchy tunes that we could keep beat to without feet, and his poetry was such that his words will be remembered for generations yet unborn." Login for more...



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